September 2017

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4 ways to reduce the morning chaos

4 ways to reduce the morning chaos

Discover how to reduce the stress of getting everyone up, fed, dressed and ready for the day
How many activities should kids do?

How many activities should kids do?

Deciding on the right number of extracurricular courses was all about trial and error for my family
New at Tremblant: nighttime walk & laser game

New at Tremblant: nighttime walk & laser game

Tonga-Lumina is part of entertainment studio Moment Factory’s night walk series where participants immerse themselves in nature in search of a particular object or creature.
Best apple picking orchards around Montreal

Best apple picking orchards around Montreal

We've compiled a list of some of the more well-known apple orchards around Montreal
Fundraiser for hospital projects includes family-friendly activities

Fundraiser for hospital projects includes family-friendly activities

The third annual JFK Stroll for Kids event will help raise funds to purchase urgently-needed medical equipment for the Montreal Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Respiratory Medicine department
Course teaches girls modelling and pageantry techniques

Course teaches girls modelling and pageantry techniques

Students will learn everything from how to pose to how to brand themselves on social media during the six-week program
Have you had your child’s eyesight tested?

Have you had your child’s eyesight tested?

With Medicare, kids under the age of 18 are entitled to a free annual eye exam
You can now rent BIXI bikes with your OPUS card

You can now rent BIXI bikes with your OPUS card

The new service will be available at 540 public transit stations across Montreal
Cultural work by high school students on display

Cultural work by high school students on display

This social project encourages secondary 3-5 students to imagine what their future communities will look like
How to prepare balanced school lunches

How to prepare balanced school lunches

A Montreal dietician and mother shares her tips on packing a healthy, well-balanced school lunch that kids will eat.
Brome Fair invites families for good old-fashioned fun

Brome Fair invites families for good old-fashioned fun

The event will feature tractor pulls, a giant parade and tons more agricultural-inspired fun
Ballet studio offers classes for kids with special needs

Ballet studio offers classes for kids with special needs

Les Studio of Les Grands Ballets wants to help kids with Down syndrome, autism and other special needs
How to deal with back-to-school butterflies

How to deal with back-to-school butterflies

15 ways to help children of all ages calm the jitters
Interactive game teaches kids to be healthy

Interactive game teaches kids to be healthy

This new app invites children to select activities to take part in over the course of a day and they get feedback as to whether they made good choices or not
Kids can make their own movie – for free!

Kids can make their own movie – for free!

Participants will have access to 12 film sets, props, costumes, cameras and more
Innovative teaching methods picking up STEAM

Innovative teaching methods picking up STEAM

More and more schools are adopting a new way of teaching science, technology, engineering, arts, math, and science
Festival offers several free, art-centric activities

Festival offers several free, art-centric activities

The West Island-based festival provides kids of all ages the chance to come together, learn about and celebrate local artists in their communities.
French school board lifts peanut ban

French school board lifts peanut ban

The Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) is hoping that by doing so, students will learn about safe food habits and balanced diets
School gardens growing in popularity

School gardens growing in popularity

Elementary schools across Montreal have adopted a new program which encourages managing a garden
Easy school lunch ideas

Easy school lunch ideas

These websites offer creative ideas for preparing multiple lunches in advance
Music school expands location and program

Music school expands location and program

KoSA Academy will be able to expand its curriculum of private and group music lessons
Discover treasures and what your future holds

Discover treasures and what your future holds

Write a note to yourself on a postcard and it will be sent back to you in 25 years
Play brings Louis Riel’s fascinating story to life

Play brings Louis Riel’s fascinating story to life

The Métis leader is known for leading two resistance movements against the Canadian government
Pediatricians offer new guidelines for screen time

Pediatricians offer new guidelines for screen time

Parents are encouraged to limit screen time as much as possible, especially for children under 5
Books all about our feline friends

Books all about our feline friends

These three books highlights cats and all their shenanigans
Financial course introduced for Grade 11 students

Financial course introduced for Grade 11 students

Three major categories will be taught: consuming goods and services, entering the workforce, and pursuing an education.
Free workshops for kids at Apple stores

Free workshops for kids at Apple stores

Classes will teach kids how to use technical tools like GaradeBand, iPad, Apple Pencil and more
Cirque du Soleil announces TV show for kids

Cirque du Soleil announces TV show for kids

The show will follow young performers as they work through the hardships of circus life
Warehouse offers nerf battles, bubble soccer and more

Warehouse offers nerf battles, bubble soccer and more

The Ministry of Cricket and Other Homeless Sports offers plenty of unique activities for kids
Fall Movie Previews

Fall Movie Previews

Summer may be over but the fall season brings with it plenty of movies for you and the family to see on a chilly autumn day
Laval hosts huge family festival

Laval hosts huge family festival

From inflatables to zip-lining and live performances, you and your family will have plenty to do during this annual end-of-summer festival
Chinese film festival includes children’s movies in its 2017 lineup

Chinese film festival includes children’s movies in its 2017 lineup

Movies include live-action thrillers, animated shorts and historical dramas at this festival
Monkland community centre is a hidden gem

Monkland community centre is a hidden gem

Many people don't know about this centre in N.D.G. that offers low-cost sports programs, tutoring, party rental spaces and more
School adopts innovative approach to behaviour issues

School adopts innovative approach to behaviour issues

The program uses positive reinforcement and energy breaks to help students refocus
 New exhibit offers students a peek into Montreal’s past

New exhibit offers students a peek into Montreal’s past

'Where Montreal Began' teaches students about archaeology, history, culture, economic and political phenomena, territory and more'
Horses can help kids with special needs

Horses can help kids with special needs

Hippotherapy treatment helps improve motor skills, focus attention and more
Share the Warmth seeking donations for school supplies

Share the Warmth seeking donations for school supplies

The organization wants to provide underprivileged kids with new supplies for beginning of school year
Kids play while parents relax at new adventure park

Kids play while parents relax at new adventure park

The Arbre-en-Ciel Village and ARTEMANIA offer picturesque spaces for families
Don't freak out over report cards

Don't freak out over report cards

They are not life sentences; just a snapshot taken of your kid's progress at one particular moment in time
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